Women’s soccer keeps ball rolling

MJ Inguito

Jason Reed, Reporter

The Bakersfield College soccer team topped Antelope Valley College 1-0 on Oct. 4 and earned its fourth consecutive victory and fifth shutout win of the season and improved to 6-2 and 2-0 in the Western State Conference.
“It was a really tight game, it was difficult conditions, really windy but I thought our team did a good job,” BC head coach Scott Dameron said on his team’s performance.
“They were a good team, they were really organized. The game was physical, but we were able to connect a little better. Both teams had chances, but we had a little better of the chances and also a little bit better quality of the chances.”
BC’s sophomore Halle Meadows was able to capitalize on a corner kick with four minutes remaining and helped lift her team to a 1-0 victory.
In its first eight games of the season, BC has outscored its opponents 18-3 and has allowed one goal in the six victories. BC sophomore Reshana Watson is second in the WSC with five goals scored on the season.
On Oct. 1, BC jumped all over West L.A. College. BC beat the Wildcats 7-0 in its first Western State Conference game and improved to 5-2 on the season while West L.A. remained winless. BC sophomores Reshana Watson and D. J. Vidal each got the hat trick for the Renegades, scoring three goals apiece.
Watson scored the first goal of the game for the Renegades in less than two minutes of game play. Vidal would then follow up with a goal of her own, seven minutes later, before Watson came with her second goal two minutes after that, putting the Renegades up 3-0 in just 10 minutes of gameplay.
“It’s always good to start conference on the winning side,” BC coach Scott Dameron said on his team’s fourth shutout victory of the season. “I know we’ve got some really tough (opponents) ones coming up, so there are definitely some things we want to fix from today, I think we can still get better.”
BC would take a 3-0 lead into the second half and didn’t let up on West L.A. Vidal would go on to score the next two goals for the Renegades and helped lift her team to a 5-0 lead and was able to get the hat trick midway through the second half.
#16 for BC put the Renegades up 6-0 after a goal and Watson would then grab the hat trick with a late goal before Dameron would send in the substitutes.
“They probably could’ve had one more each,” Dameron, said on Watson’s and Vidal’s performance. “You like to see who wants to be hungry around the ball.”
BC played College of the Canyons Oct. 8, and will host Citrus College on Oct. 11 and Santa Monica on Oct. 15.